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Atlanta Film Festival

Film Festival in Atlanta.

About

Since 1976, the Atlanta Film Festival has offered audiences the opportunity to experience the best in international and independent cinema, from works by emerging regional media makers to masterpieces from the world's celebrated artists. The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the most respected and longest-running festivals in the United States. The Atlanta Film Festival strives to introduce new talent to audiences and has been among the first places to show work by then new filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Victor Nunez and Joel Coen.

The winner of Short categories becomes Oscar-Qualified for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film, Documentary Short Subject and Best Live-Action Short Film.

Awards

  • Narrative Features ($1000 prize) 
  • Documentary Features ($1000 prize) 
  • Narrative Shorts ($500 prize) 
  • Documentary Shorts ($500 prize) 
  • Animated Shorts ($500 prize) 

The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Rules

  • Entries must have been completed on or after November 1, 2017
  • Feature Films must be theatrical premieres in the state of Georgia.
  • Submissions are available via Filmfreeway or Withoutabox

Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

United States
Atlanta

Official website

atlantafilmfestival.com

Contacts

Address:

25 Park Place NE, Suite 800
PO Box 5060
Atlanta, GA 30302-5060
United States

Email: 
submit@atlantafilmfestival.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 24, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 14, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    July 12, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    September 27, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    October 25, 2018
  • Final Deadline
    November 15, 2018
  • Notifications
    February 07, 2019
  • Event dates
    4 — 14 April 2019
Categories & Fees

The Narrative Short category is for fictional films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $75

Fictional films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also qualify.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65
  • Final Deadline — $90

The Experimental Short category is for experimental films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

The Puppetry Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature live-action puppetry primarily but not necessarily exclusively.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

Submissions may include pilots or full-length episodes between 1 and 60 minutes long. Formats include television, mini-series and/or webisodes. Be sure to note any additional or upcoming episodes (with approximate run-times).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

The Georgia Film category is for any feature or short film that was at least partially filmed in Georgia AND comes from a director who resides in the state of Georgia.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $20
  • Final Deadline — $20

Virtual Reality films, of any genre and type, under 45 minutes long.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

The Animated Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature primarily animated content or stop-motion animation. Films that feature live-action puppetry belong in the puppetry category.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $75

The Documentary Short category is for non-fiction films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $75

The Music Video category is for original music videos (a visual accompaniment and/or representation of a piece of music generally 1–10 minutes in length) and music films (no longer than 20 minutes) that may be narrative, experimental, or animated. Songs must be the ORIGINAL composition of the band or musician featured in the video. Covers will not be considered.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

The Documentary Feature category is for non-fiction films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also qualify.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65
  • Final Deadline — $90
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